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Contributors July 12, 2008

 Alfaro Giner, Carmen. Lecturer in Ancient History at the Literary University of Valencia teaching mainly History of Economics and Technology in the Ancient World, History of Rome and History of Woman in Antiquity. She studied history at the universities of Valencia, Salamanca and Freiburg im Breisgau, and the Complutense University of Madrid where she obtained her Ph.D.: Tejido y cestería en la Península Ibérica. Historia de su técnica e industrias desde la Prehistoria a la romanización. (Fabric and Basketry. The history of their technique and industries from Prehistory to Romanisation (Madrid 1984)). Fields of interest: History of Technique in the ancient world and the social and economic environment of the world of work, organic remains of ancient nets and muricidae fishing, basketry, use of organic protective devices in ancient weaponry, all aspects of women’s work in Antiquity, ancient glyptics (magic engraved gems and social relations associated with them), dress in the Iberian and Roman world (Member of the DressID Project: Clothing and Identities: New perspectives on Textiles in the Roman Empire). E-mail address:


Isomae, Jun’ ichi. Associate Professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies. Research Fellow of the University of Bochum, Germany in 2010. Degrees: M.A. in Religious Studies, 1990, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. B.A. in Japanese Historiography, 1984, Shizuoka University, Japan. Member of the Association for Asian Studies. Member of the American Academy of Religion. Member of the North American Association for Study of Religion and of the Japanese Association for Religious Studies. Areas of specialization: Discourse on religion, early-modern to modern Japan/History of Japanese historiography, early-modern to modern Japan/Japanese mythology, from antiquity to modern interpretations/Worship of Goddess in Japanese primitive age. E-mail address:


Karali, Lilian. Professor of Environmental & Prehistoric Archaeology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Degrees: 3rd circle Doctoral of European Protohistory & National Antiquities (Ph.D.), 1976-79, University of Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris I. Diplôme d’ Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in European Protohistory, 1976, University of Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris I. Maîtrise in Protohistory & in the Modern Archaeological Methods, 1974-75, University of Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris I. Degree in Byzantine & Modern Literature, 1972-74, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Degree in History & Archaeology, 1968-72, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Director of the “Archaeology Newsletter”. Member of the Central Archaeological Committee (ΚΑΣ). Member of the Board of the Temporary Directing Committee of the University of Peloponnese. Member of ”The Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage”: Member of the Board of Directors of the Board for the Natural Environment (ΣΦΥΠ). Has been responsible of the Branch of Humanities of DOATAP (National Academic Recognition). Member of the Nichibunken Scholars Association. Founder and Director of the “Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology” and of the “Working Group of Environmental Archaeology”. Member of the Board of the “Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture”. Fields of specialty: environmental archaeology, greek prehistory (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic periods & Bronze Age), bioarchaeology (man, animals, molluscs), geoarchaeology. E-mail address:


Sakurai, Mariko. Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo since 2006. Degrees: Ph.D. in History (dissertation: Historical Studies in Ancient Greek Society: Religion, Women, Others, subjected to the University of Tokyo). MA course at the Graduate School of Humanities, 1971, The University of Tokyo. Member of the Science Council of Japan since 2005. E-mail address: 


argyro-foti8Foti, Argyro. Ph.D. candidate of Prehistoric and Environmental Archaeology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Degrees: Ph.D. candidate, M.St. in European Archaeology (Prehistory, Palaeopathology) from the University of Oxford, UK, Degree in History and Archaeology from the University of Ioannina, Greece. IT skills: “Training Certificate in Digitization and Documentation Procedures” as part of the “Digitization of the Greek Ministry of Culture Monument Collection” project POLEMON, ECDL Certificate, Certificate from the “Carriera, Business and Computing School” for computer operators as well as for Greek & Latin touch typing, skills in building blogs. Knowledge of archaeological design. Full member of the Oxford University Society (Oxford Alumna, LMH). Member of the Oxford University Alumni Society of Greece. Editor-in-Chief of the “Archaeology Newsletter”. Member of the “Working Group of Environmental Archaeology” of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Probationary member of the “Greek Society for the Protection of the Environment and of the Cultural Heritage”. Member of the “Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture” and of the ”Greek Scientific Society of Candidate Doctors”. E-mail address: